THE SNL is back in action this weekend after a free week for most of the clubs – with two teams looking to get to within two points of league leaders Edinburgh Capitals.
Second place Kirkcaldy Kestrels and third placed Aberdeen Lynx both face potentially tricky away games, but with a good incentive to take the points.
But for other sides in action, it’s all about climbing the table as the points become more and more valuable commodities in the coming weeks and months as we look ahead to Saturday’s games coming up.
NORTH AYRSHIRE WILD vs KIRKCALDY KESTRELS
Saturday, 6.30pm, Auchenharvie
Kestrels will be expected to comfortably beat North Ayrshire Wild when the teams meet in their reverse fixture on Saturday, but the first game may still bring Wild fans out in a cold sweat.
The Fife side romped to a 19-0 win at the end of September as they delivered a stern message about their title aspirations, crushing a team badly under strength and beaten before the game really started.
From the Kestrels point of view, they’ll be looking to bounce back after losing 6-4 at Paisley Pirates almost three weeks ago, denting their pursuit of the runaway Capitals.
But Wild, while still languishing around the wrong end of the table, have points on the board after defeating Moray Typhoons 6-1.
Three weeks is a long time between victories, but it could be a much closer game this time around.
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MORAY TYPHOONS vs DUNDEE COMETS
Saturday, 6pm, Elgin Leisure Centre
IT’S the turn of Dundee Comets to make the trip north to take on Moray Typhoons and they’ll be hoping to bounce back after two consecutive losses.
The Tayside men went down to rivals Dundee Tigers in the Autumn Cup, but were unlucky in losing to Edinburgh Capitals the week before in the league.
But they will be hoping to take advantage of any slip by the Kestrels and Lynx, with Rab Brown’s side currently fourth – a point behind the other two.
As for James McLeman’s Typhoons, it will have been a long two weeks for them after their emphatic 12-1 win over Kilmarnock Storm to get their first league points of the season.
Home advantage could play a massive part for them and after only narrowly going down 2-0 to the Comets in the league back in September, they may well fancy their chances.
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: EVENT: Moray Typhoons vs Dundee Comets